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The ABCs of the Health Care Debate Bias

Posted By Guinevere Nell On August 28, 2009 @ 11:19 am In Obamacare | Comments Disabled

ABC and NBC have so far refused to run a 33 second advertisement by the League of American Voters that questions the Obama health care plan. ABC has argued that the ad is partisan – yet ABC did not think that giving a megaphone to the Obama administration to make the Democrat’s case on health care was partisan. Fox News reports [1]:

[Dick] Morris, a onetime advisor to former President Bill Clinton, said he was particularly troubled by ABC’s decision not to air the spot.

“It’s the ultimate act of chutzpah because ABC is the network that turned itself over completely to Obama for a daylong propaganda fest about health care reform,” he said. “For them to be pious and say they will not accept advertising on health care shuts their viewers out from any possible understanding of both sides of this issue.”

Obviously Obama would only present objective facts, right? Not everyone thinks so. And, during the Obama propagandathon [2], ABC also refused to air opposition ads [3]. Rick Scott, chairman of Conservatives for Patients Rights said at the time:

It is unfortunate – and unusual – that ABC is refusing to accept paid advertising that would present an alternative viewpoint for the White House health care event. Health care is an issue that touches every American … to exclude even paid advertisements that present an alternative view does a disservice to the public.

And, months later, ABC is still refusing to allow an alternative viewpoint. Apparently to disagree with Obama and the Democrats on health care is, always and everywhere according to ABC, just too partisan.


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[1] Fox News reports: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/08/27/abc-nbc-refuse-air-advertisement-critical-obamas-health-care-plan/

[2] propagandathon: http://blog.heritage.org2. http://www.businessandmedia.org/articles/2009/20090625043708.aspx

[3] refused to air opposition ads: http://www.drudgereport.com/flashaot1.htm

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